Chan Wing Nga & Claire Lee
This exhibition is an attempt to illustrate the idea that silence can speak louder than words. It features photographs and paintings by two Hong Kong female artists, both of them expressing violence and suffering in very subtle, gentle and aesthetic manners. Chan Wing Nga and Claire Lee share an interest in conducting in-depth research on the themes and issues they depict in their delicate yet thought-provoking artworks.
Chan Wing Nga is a young mixed-media artist and photographer. Her research is as psychological as it is aesthetic. For the series of photographic portraits featured in the exhibition, she studied nüshu, an ancient Chinese script used secretly by women, to deal with the theme of the female Chinese identity weighed down by its burden of suffering and tradition.
Also interested in addressing psychological issues, Claire Lee is a poet and visual artist. Her paintings are depiction of the contradictions in life and nature. The exhibition presents a selection of works from her last four series, allowing visitors to review the development of her artistic approach over the years past.
- Dates: 11 January - 8 March 2014
- Venue: Mur Nomade